“O, very young, what will you leave us this time?” (Cat Stevens)
None of us will become any more enlightened than the sources we seek for truth. Nor will we become any more wise than those whom we trust to tell us the truth.
Trust is a choice.
We’ve talked about this before. Nothing new here.
But it keeps coming back to me. Like a wild call, deep in the forest, that continues to echo back through the hills and the canyons.
It is blatantly obvious that a vast segment of the American public has chosen to follow the popular media as their source for truth. Much of this country has checked their collective brains and souls at the door; freely giving a relatively small group of elitists control over their future.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
As a conclusion, for the moment, to the last few posts about the Contemplative Prayer movement, I wanted to mention one more thing.
There are a great many people within the Evangelical and Fundamental movements that live in a kind of bubble as relates to the supernatural. By a bubble, I mean that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit and the manifestations of evil spirits are seldom seen and seldom discussed in these circles.
There is even a resistance to teaching on these things. To even understanding the proper place that miracles play in our modern age.
There is even a resistance to teaching on the deeper life that many of the old saints spoke of. To even understand the vital role that the Holy Spirit plays in living a sanctified life as a believer. There is a fear that these teachings will veer into some heretical or deceptive realm.